London cops investigating suspected acid attack at Mangle nightclub that injured 12

Roads in the area were closed and a hazardous material response team rushed to the scene.

Report an error

Print this story

Police say the problem at the Mangle nightclub in east London started with a dispute between two groups of people that escalated when a male suspect sprayed a “noxious substance” directly at two men.
LONDON — British police are investigating an acid attack at a London club that led to a mass evacuation.

The substance has not yet been identified.

(Jack Hard/PA via AP) General view of the Mangle nightclub in Dalston, east London on Monday April 17, 2017.


None of the injuries was said to be life-threatening. Two men in their 20s were in serious but stable condition.

Police said Monday 12 people were treated in hospitals for burns.

Change text size for the story